Exploring Gwangyo, a quiet little place at the end of the ShinBundang Line from Gangnam station is worth a visit.
It is home to a lot of history, a nice supply of shops and cafes and lots of food. I was a resident of the area two years back, I think it is a very cosy place to live but I did miss the crazy busy Seoul buzz!
Here are some pictures near to the Tomb of Prince Hyeryeong (1407-1440).
Platz Coffee in Gwangyo, a chilled and quiet place to go for your mid-morning break at work or an afternoon off – just as much as an evening drink!
When I was working in Gwangyo, I frequently went to Platz as it was across from my work. I loved the music and chilled atmosphere. Give it a whirl.
Go to the end of the ShinBundangLine and take a left!
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Exploring Hwaseong Haenggung Palace (near to SIMA) in Suwon, a perfect location for a Saturday morning exploration before heading downtown for lunch and shopping.
Suwon is a short bus or train ride from Seoul.
One of my old local coffee shops in Gwangyo, Maroon Coffee.
The coffee shop is very modern, unique and cute. It sits aside a small stream and overlooks a nice green patch with room for a nice quiet social, study or just downtime.
Check out some pictures: